Motherhood in Ireland, Creation and Context

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Title: Motherhood in Ireland, Creation and Context
Authors: Kennedy, Patricia
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/9080
Date: 2004
Abstract: In this book I bring together creative and critical writing on motherhood in Ireland in an attempt to understand its complexity. I am conscious that motherhood has been used as a symbol in Ireland in political, cultural and social life. In the course of editing this book I met many men and women who told me that they did not feel qualified to write about motherhood, and some expressed a fear of speaking on the subject. This they all agreed was because they had not experienced physiological motherhood. I found this very disturbing, as it seemed to imply that a whole section of the population had been silenced.
Type of material: Book
Publisher: Mercier Press
Copyright (published version): 2004 the Author
Subject LCSH: Motherhood--Social aspects--Ireland
Motherhood--Political aspects--Ireland
Mothers--Ireland
Mother and child--Ireland
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
ISBN: 1856354229
Appears in Collections:Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice Research Collection

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